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Old 12-06-2011, 09:43 AM   #5401
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Hey Trice: thanks also for the link to Manuel A. Bravo's Pictures!
Two of my favorite thing's old black & whites, & Mexico..... perfect....
Seen this one?
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:44 AM   #5402
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Or this one?
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:45 AM   #5403
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No?
How about this one?
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:48 AM   #5404
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No?
Time for a flashback.
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:51 AM   #5405
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Seen this one?
That's the Mexico I'd like to see. Damn that's beautiful, thanks for sharing.

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Old 12-06-2011, 09:53 AM   #5406
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I'll take you right to the spot where I snapped that one, Larry.
And if it's cloudy, we'll just go back the next day.
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:03 AM   #5407
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As Tricepilot said; "Its a map".

You do understand kilometers ? If not just take miles and multiply by .6. Thats close enough.
Er .. ah ,, Ace isn't it the other way around ? We'll just say this was a typo slip up
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If you have one MILE ( or una milla ) then multiply by 1.61 to get the equivalent in kilometers .
This is s o you can explain to a Mexican how far you rode in the u ess of ay .

If you have kilometers known and for some unfathomable reason feel the need to CONVERT it TO MILES
THEN you multiply by 0.6 to give you the mile equivalent

I do not now and will never have a GPS babysitting unit on my bike. I do all my travel with paper maps and remembering routes and landmarks from previous trips and I carry a compass as backup . I am not afraid to chat with a local to ask some questions and directions. To tell me "where I am" I only need to look at the ground under me and that is ... "here' I call this complex inexpensive system my SPS and it has always gotten me home. Even the maps are consulted sparingly and usually a s a bit of planning stimulus along the way
If you need a lot of English printed background information in the atlas then the Editores Quimera road atlas of Mexico is (was ?) one to look for. I haven't seen a new edition the last few years so maybe they quit making them , I don't know. But their road atlas is just as detailed as Roji and it also had nice topographical shading in the latest one I did buy .
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:14 AM   #5408
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I do not now and will never have a GPS babysitting unit on my bike. I do all my travel with paper maps and remembering routes and landmarks from previous trips and I carry a compass as backup . I am not afraid to chat with a local to ask some questions and directions. .
Old school rules!!

Who cares where you are, unless you are planning to stay you are not going to be there very long.

Whatever happened to folded up maps to use inside the Levis jacket to block the wind, a ski sweater, a Bell Magnum, Ray Bans, jeans, rodeo roper gloves, Red Wing slip on boots, a Zippo, some baling wire, chewing gum, a few pesos and traveling on $10 bucks a day, etc...?

Oh, wait, that's your modern day KLR pilot. LOL!
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:39 AM   #5409
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:46 AM   #5410
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Kilometers...? WTF are those?
A Mexican kilometer is roughly equivalent to a mile here. Effort-wise, I mean.
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:51 AM   #5411
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A Mexican kilometer is roughly equivalent to a mile here. Effort-wise, I mean.
off course !

MORE DURANGO ...

The kid with beautiful background at a checkpoint notice the sniper hiding behind the rocks on the hill

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Old 12-06-2011, 11:20 AM   #5412
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I'll take you right to the spot where I snapped that one, Larry.
And if it's cloudy, we'll just go back the next day.
I'd like that, thanks.
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:44 AM   #5413
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PS I bought a ton of Butler maps...tell me I'm not the first to propose a Mexico version
nope. several have. there is just a back log of several more western states, ozark, W. NC and all the BDR maps http://www.backcountrydiscoveryroutes.com/blog/ that must come out. not that i won't happen but way to many other projects in the works already.

i'm kinda thinking a Baja BDR map might be the first mex. endeavor, that way the project can go from Cabo to Canada (after OR & Cali are done too). before that a COBDR http://www.cobdr.com/ is happening this summer and Rob W. is pre-riding some of the AZBDR this winter.

as for mex, i think a regional west coast & mountain, say san blas east and south and as far south as 134 to zihua would offer up a ton of riding.
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:58 AM   #5414
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Guia Roji has some errors, use with caution if you are heading off the cuotas and usual routes.

If Eakins comes over I want to keep him busy here for a little while checking out some areas.


i haven't found any of the mexican maps to strive for great accuracy. the only one i do not own yet is E32 gps, but have heard very good things about it. Printed Roji and Nat Geo http://www.amazon.com/National-Geogr.../dp/1566955270 are ok . I have Bicimaps and have found many errors. I've emailed those guys on my results and for awhile they responded that would fix in the next addition, but now they just ignore me. I'm guessing i'm creating to much work for them and i guess good enough is ok. It is what it is. I hand draw alot of google earth tracks to add needed detail to my GPS.
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:39 PM   #5415
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